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PLEASE NOTE -- INFORMATION ABOUT CHANGES AND ADDITIONS TO OUR PROGRAM DURING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY:

Do you need legal assistance? Although our office is CLOSED FOR WALK-IN INTAKE AND IN-PERSON CLINICS until further notice to keep our staff, volunteers and clients healthy, WE ARE OPEN to provide legal services by phone for low-income clients.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE CONTACT FORM to send your information to our clinic coordinator. We will contact you via email for intake and screening. Please note that Tacomaprobono cannot help with defense of criminal charges.


Do you want to reach the Native American Legal Aid Program directly? We are open for telephonic appointments. Please use this link to contact the Native American Legal Aid Program ONLY. NALAP will respond to you by e-mail for intake, screening and scheduling. You may also call the Native American Legal Aid Program Intake Line at (253) 244-7718 and leave us a message. If you do not receive a callback within 3-4 business days, email Sheila at sheila@tacomaprobono.org. Although the Courts are closed for non-emergency matters, we can give advice and help at telephonic hearings for emergency issues.


Do you want to volunteer? Tacomaprobono staff are working from home but we are all available and here to support you if you are a current volunteer who would like to start providing services by phone, or a new volunteer thinking about what you can do to help and would like more information. There couldn't be a better time to 'Give 2 in 2020!' Contact our Volunteer Coordinator Ashley at ashleyd@tacomaprobono.org


Do you have a legal issue in Pierce County but no money to hire an attorney? 'Pro Bono' means 'for the good' -- the public good, the common good. Tacomaprobono's volunteer and staff attorneys provide a wide range of free legal services to ensure that everyone in our community -- regardless of income, immigration status, ability, gender identity, age, race or religion -- has fair and equitable access to the courts and the resources to exercise their rights and responsibilities under the law. You do not have to be a Pierce County resident to get help with your case, but we can help you best if your case is in a Pierce County court or in Puyallup Tribal Court. TO CONTACT US please see the current emergency contact information above.




Do you need low-income legal services outside Washington State? Click Here!


If you are low-income you can make a toll-free phone call to get legal advice and referral to volunteer resources in Pierce County. Call the Northwest Justice Project's CLEAR line at 1-888-201-1014 (line open 9:15-12:15 M-F). 'CLEAR' stands for 'Coordinated Legal Education, Advice & Referral.' The number will be very busy so be prepared to take some time for the call. Over 60? Call CLEAR Sr., 1-888-387-7111 You must meet income eligibility requirements for most programs, including CLEAR and Tacomaprobono. There is no income eligibility screening for CLEAR, Sr.

You can now access CLEAR online! CLICK HERE to complete the CLEAR*Online application.

Not eligible for low-income legal services? CLICK HERE to find out whether you are eligible for referral to an attorney through the Washington State Bar Association's Moderate Means Program.


Tacomaprobono is a program of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association funded by local business and individual contributors to the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded to support the Bar's volunteer attorney program, by the Pierce County Law Firm Campaign, and the Campaign for Equal Justice as a grantee of the Legal Foundation of Washington. The Native American Legal Aid Program is entirely funded by a generous grant from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians to the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Foundation. The mission of the Tacomaprobono community legal aid program is to facilitate access to staff and volunteer attorney advice and representation, as well as self-help materials and general legal information, for low-income individuals who have civil legal needs in Pierce County, Washington. You do not need to be a resident of Pierce County to receive assistance if your case is in Pierce County. Tacomaprobono intake staff do not give legal advice. Call CLEAR at the numbers given above or use CLEAR*Online if you are low-income and need to speak to an attorney. If you have questions about any information on this website please feel free to e-mail us!

Information provided on this site or linked sites is not intended to substitute for professional legal advice or representation in your case. If you have a legal issue you are strongly encouraged to seek the advice of an attorney. If you are not low-income and you need assistance with a case in Pierce County, call the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral line at (253) 383-3432.



Last updated October 20, 2020



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